Accession Number : ADD015968

Title :   Hydrophone Assembly with Vibrations Isolated Transducer Elements.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 23 Jul 92, patented 31 Aug 93,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Monahan, Patrick ; Battista, George

Report Date : 31 Aug 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : Hydrophone transducer elements are mechanically isolated from one another in vibration by suspending them in a urethane matrix molded into a cylindrical shape. A metal ring is mechanically locked in an annular slot defined by the cylindrical shaped matrix. The ring is used to mechanically support the assembly for towing. The transducer elements are electrically connected to one another and to an electrical cable independently of this mechanical support.

Descriptors :   *HYDROPHONES, *TRANSDUCERS, *PATENTS, *ACOUSTIC ARRAYS, ASSEMBLY, CABLES, ELECTRIC CABLES, RINGS, SHAPE, SLOTS, TOWING, URETHANES, VIBRATION, TOWED ARRAYS, MATRIX MATERIALS, CYLINDRICAL BODIES

Subject Categories : Acoustic Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE